As a factory worker, safety is extremely important, as you’re surrounded by heavy machinery with moving parts that puts you at risk of production line accidents. As the main part of your job involves performing repetitive movements at speed – for example packing food into boxes – production line accidents can often occur when workers are rushing or have not received proper training on how to carry out their duties safely.
If you have been injured whilst working in a factory on a production line, you’re not alone. Since we were established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of factory workers to claim compensation for production line accidents, and we could help you too. Don’t worry about being able to afford legal fees as our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
How did your accident happen?
Accidents on a production line could be caused by faulty machinery, lack of training, inadequate rest breaks or a range of other factors. By far the biggest risk to workers is machinery with moving parts.
If your hand or arm becomes trapped in machinery, you could suffer fractures and crush injuries or even lose a limb. Broken machinery can also cause facial or eye injuries due to flying debris.
Slips, trips and falls are common amongst factory workers too, usually from spillages or stock left lying around, and you could suffer a back, shoulder or neck injury after a nasty fall – or even broken bones as you brace yourself against the impact.
It’s important that your employer ensures that machinery is safe to use and that your working environment is clean, tidy and safe. Should your employer fail to keep you safe at work, you’re within your rights to make a claim for personal injury compensation if you are injured as a result of their negligence.
There have been cases where production line accidents have been fatal, and if you’ve lost a loved one to a workplace accident, the impact can be financial as well as emotional.
It may be the last thing you feel like doing, but finding out more about your eligibility to make a claim for personal injury compensation could ease financial pressure on your family as you struggle to cope in the aftermath of a fatal accident.
Accident Advice Helpline’s experienced personal injury advisors are on hand to listen to what has happened and offer you advice, in confidence and with absolutely no obligation to proceed with a claim. You can call us day or night on 0800 689 0500 – it’s free to call.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton